Looking for a fun way for your students to practice phonemic manipulation? Download this free template to help your students become happily engaged in fun and meaningful word work! All they have to do is choose a simple word (maybe a word wall word), such as AND, and make changes 1 step at a time to make a word train.
and - sand - band - ban - Ben - bet - bat - rat - rap - tap - tape - shape
For a challenge, encourage your students to do a DIFFERENT change each time (first sound, vowel, last sound; substitution, deletion, addition). We aren't looking for a word family, so we don't want only the first sound to be changed over and over (or any other repeated change). For a different challenge, encourage students to include blends and digraphs in their word train!
If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me! Thanks for downloading, and ENJOY! :)